Triad Arts

Weekdays at 8:35am & 5:44pm

Join 88.5 WFDD's David Ford every weekday for interviews and insight into the Piedmont Triad's rich artistic community.

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8:56 am
Wed October 30, 2013

North Carolina Dance Festival Begins at UNC-Greensboro

Jen Guy Metcalf.
Chris Walt

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Listen to David Ford's complete interview with Jan Van Dyke and Jen Guy Metcalf.
The 23rd season of the NC Dance Festival opens at UNC-Greensboro, Friday, November 1st and 2nd at 8:00 PM with a different show each night in Aycock Auditorium. It’s the third stop in the Festival’s statewide tour from the High Country of Boone to the Wilmington coast, and it features work by eight of the best modern dance choreographers in Our State. Among them is Jen Guy Metcalf, founder and director of TERRANOVA Dance Theatre. She's joined by Dance Project and Van Dyke Dance Group founder Jan Van Dyke.

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8:28 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Winston-Salem Youth Chorus Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Winston-Salem Youth Chorus
Paul Garber

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Choral singing provides young people with an exciting entree into the world of music, and a lifetime of arts appreciation. Over the past 20 years, children in and around Forsyth County have thoroughly enjoyed their experiences rehearsing with and performing in the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus, under the direction of Founder, Artistic & Executive Director Barbara Beattie.

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8:25 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Violin Soloist Kevin Lawrence Performs Bach's Solo Sonatas

Violin soloist Kevin Lawrence.

Praised for his "vibrant intensity," (The Times, London) and playing "supremely convincing in its vitality," (Cleveland Plain Dealer) violinist Kevin Lawrence has consistently elicited superlative responses for his performances throughout the United States and Europe.

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9:03 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Winston-Salem's The Breathing Room Will Be Creative and Holistic Incubator

Diana Greene

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
David Ford's complete interview with Suzy McCalley and Emily Stewart.
The Breathing Room in Winston-Salem is a place where people come together to create and collaborate in a community in a safe supportive environment. It’s education-based and offers opportunities for individuals to experiment in both the holistic and expressive arts under the guidance of skilled, local practitioners. On Friday night, October 25th from 7-8:30 it’s an evening of kirtan and meditative instrumental music from around the world. The following afternoon it’ll be a free creative writing and spoken word poetry workshop from 1-2:30. Co-founder Suzy McCalley spoke with me recently about the upcoming arts events at The Breathing Room, and you’ll find out about taro, reiki, yoga, and more from Co-founder Emily Stewart by listening to the complete interview posted above.  
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9:17 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Dynamic Group Rhythm and Brass Provides UNCSA Residency

Rhythm and Brass

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Click here to listen to David Ford's complete interview with Tom Brantley.
“Beyond Category” is a term that the late great Duke Ellington used to describe those artists whom he felt transcended normal boundaries. For the past 2 decades, Rhythm & Brass has lived up that ideal, and this weekend they’re coming to the Triad with a program that weaves together works from Bach to Bee Bop and far beyond where you ever thought a brass quintet plus percussion could go. The concert is Saturday night, October 26th at 7:30 PM in Watson Hall on the University of NC School of the Arts campus. The American Record Guide calls Rhythm & Brass “nothing short of stunning”. Tom Brantley is the group’s trombonist.
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